EXCLUSIVE VIDEOS FROM HONG KONG: Protests Continue as Demonstrators Clash with Police
(Live from Hong Kong)
In early July we provided exclusive videos from Hong Kong showing protesters after they broke inside the government’s Legislative Council (LegCo) Building in the heart of the city. The protests in Hong Kong continue.
In early July protesters in Hong Kong stormed the main government building in the heart of Hong Kong. The annual protest which occurs on the anniversary of the day that the UK turned over Hong Kong to China was perhaps its most violent to date.
Over the past few weeks huge numbers of protestors have gathered in Hong Kong to take a stand against another change in Hong Kong law moving the tiny country further under Mainland China’s grip.
Thousands protested this year as in the past with perhaps even more participation after Hong Kong politicians announced changes to the law that would allow the country to extradite suspected criminals to China. The concern is that it would allow Beijing to arrest protesters and deport them to China.
Below is a video of the events that occurred in what is Hong Kong’s equivalent to the US Capital Building. The video shows the inside activities after protesters entered the LegCo building in early July.
The video begins in a surreal setting as it shows numerous individuals walking freely inside the LegCo Monday night (where are the police?). Grafitti is all over the walls in black paint. Beginning at around the 1:40 minute mark in the video below, the self proclaimed leader of the movement is dressed in black to prevent himself from being identified. He is speaking to reporters. He says –
We’ve come here for justice, for a greater purpose. But if we get arrested just by seeing the riots, it’s not fair at all because … we are not just breaking things. We are not even hurting anyone at all…
We’ve made a strong statement, we haven’t forgotten that we have a mission…They (China government) is going to do more. They are going to take absolutely take over Hong Kong after 30 – 30 something years.
The protests have continued and have gotten more violent.
In the past couple days police and protesters have clashed –
Here are Hong Kong police firing rubber bullets on protesters –